Lewis & Clark College is a 4-year liberal arts college in the southwest hills of Portland. Lewis & Clark confers undergraduate degrees in 29 academic majors and 27 minors and all first year students are enrolled in a 2-semester course called Exploration and Discovery. Located atop Palatine Hill and adjacent to Tryon Creek State Natural Area, L&C features a College Outdoors Program which leads expeditions to area mountains and coasts. The campus’s Portland location also provides access to the city’s array of performing arts, coffeeshop, and literary scenes.
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Lewis & Clark is a wonderful and open community of students, faculty, and administrators. There are thousands of educational opportunities not only on campus, but in the surrounding community and over-seas. Instead of just being a number in a system, each student is personally accounted for at Lewis & Clark.
Shannon from West Hills, CA
Lewis & Clark College is my dream school. It has everything I wanted in a school. I am ecstatic to be attending L&C this Fall!
Lana from Bremerton, WA
A small private school filled with a wide array of students, Lewis & Clark College helps you get out of your comfort zone in a positive way! It reminds me of high school by the way the school functions together, and how close the student body truly is. The College is well known for its award-winning and nationally ranked academics, but also a great school with a ton of school pride and a love for its athletics.
Taylor from Portland, OR
Lewis & Clark is a great school to attend. The classes are small and challenging. The professors care enough to take extra time with students and focus on making their class material relevant...no busy work.
Benjamin from Morrison, CO
Lewis & Clark is absolutely beautiful. The campus is a fresh mix between nature and old buildings that gives it a good feeling. Everyone was incredibly helpful and friendly.
Rachel from Bend, OR
Outdoorsy, friendly, community
Elena from Lynden, WA
Lewis & Clark College is one of the most diverse schools in the United States, everyone fits in. The curriculum challenges even the most intelligent of students, making the transition into the real world seamless. It is a great school that will keep a student entertained, educated, and ready for the world.